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Taste, Toast, Zoom: Virtual Tastings, Mixology Classes, and Experiential Events

Virtual Alcohol Tastings and Mixology Classes: Virtual alcohol tastings and mixology classes are not an entirely new concept; however, they have gained popularity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and necessity due to local and state orders. Virtual tastings and mixology classes come in the form of a recorded or live online guided sampling ...
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The Top 5 Ways To Keep Your Employees Engaged (And Safe) Despite COVID Fatigue

When the pandemic first began, most employees were ready to pitch in and do their part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. They adapted to remote working while attending to their children. Others understood they were deemed “essential workers” and adjusted to the new normal when coming to work, which included temperature checks, symptom ...
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Tools to Track Travel

With the well-ordered world of travel totally disrupted by COVID-19 travel restrictions, new solutions have quickly developed to track what’s open, what’s not, and what travelers must do to thread the needle from Point A to Point B.  The need to keep up with all the well-intentioned but constantly changing – and frequently confusing – restrictions, ...
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Group Sales and Event Contracting During (and After) COVID-19

1. In The Beginning: February/March 2020 Certain challenges associated with group sales and event contracting have made the coronavirus pandemic that much more difficult for hoteliers, many of whom rely on large meetings, events and programs to generate profit. In particular, the concept of suspending or delaying performance during the pendency of a force majeure ...
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Data Privacy and Security Challenges During Re-Opening

The COVID-19 crisis and stay-at-home orders drastically changed corporate cybersecurity landscapes within an extremely compressed period of time. Almost every industry, including hospitality, rushed to introduce or increase the use of remote technology tools for work-related communication, including: Video Conferencing File Sharing Virtual Desktops Group Chat VPN Web-Based Applications and Tools Cyber criminals wasted little ...
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“But For” COVID-19: Trending Causation Theories in COVID-19 Litigation

As the Covid pandemic spread across the world and the United States, neighborhood pools, parks, gyms and all other manners of public gathering places began to close and many people began to wonder about the potential liability of remaining open or continuing to do business. Almost every defense attorney probably had the same reaction, “how ...
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US States’ Small Business Support Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

We analyzed and ranked the level of support states offer small businesses. How likely your business is to survive the pandemic can be heavily influenced by where it is located. The US has over 30 million small businesses that employ almost 60 million people. But during the global coronavirus pandemic, many either had to shut ...
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Employees’ Personal Travel Raises COVID-19 Concerns: FAQs For Employers

There is no doubt the summer of 2020 has been memorable, but likely not for overseas jaunts or exotic vacations. Although the CDC recently relaxed its COVID-19 guidance regarding quarantine after travel, it still recognizes: “Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others ...
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Airline Precautions to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission Vary in Effectiveness

Airlines are instituting varying precautions as part of their campaigns to encourage travelers to fly during the pandemic, and to further reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Travelers who understand the effectiveness of each of the precautions are equipped to make informed decisions when assessing the risk of flying. Travelers can also take additional steps ...
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Business Travel: What Employers and Employees Should Know

There are currently more than 7.4 million active COVID‐19 cases worldwide. This makes business travel challenging, especially for those going abroad. Early and extensive preparation by both traveling employees and employers with traveling personnel is key. Essentials for Traveling Employees  Keep updated on the changing border openings and travel guidelines. Visit the website of your ...
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